Meitei unspecified in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

A unique feature of the Meitei is that their community is made of one language, but two religions. A majority of them are Hindus and have Mongoloid features, while a minority of them are Muslims and have Bengali features. In spite of this, there exists good harmony between them and they are proud of the common heritage of their mother tongue. Though there are Meitei people in neighboring Myanmar and Bangladesh, those in India have their own state:Manipur. Meitei is the official state language. Others live in Assam, another state in northeastern India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Meiteis still earn a living by farming, though the younger generation would like to use their education to enter more modern fields. The Meitei are very resistant to change, particularly in the area of religion. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not well received, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Meitei society if they become Christians. Much work needs to be done to make them aware of their need for Christ.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion, though there are many Muslims among them, especially in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Needs?

The Meitei people need the chance to allow Jesus Christ to bless them far above what they can ever imagine!


Prayer Points

Pray that the the council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward direction. Pray that gospel materials and the internet will become easily available to them. Pray for intercessors and workers. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Meitei unspecified in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Meitei
People Name in Country Meitei unspecified
Alternate Names Maitei; Meetei; Megli; Mitei; Pangal; Ponna; मएइतेई
Population this Country 1,608,000
Population all Countries 1,759,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 32
People ID 13513
ROP3 Code 106268
ROP25 Code 305139
ROP25 Name Manipuri
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Manipur
1,193,000
Assam
172,000
Tripura
46,000
Nagaland
20,000
Meghalaya
3,500
Arunachal Pradesh
1,600
West Bengal
1,500
Uttar Pradesh
1,200
Mizoram
900
Andhra Pradesh
700
Delhi
500
Maharashtra
500
Rajasthan
400
Chandigarh
300
Tamil Nadu
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Manipur 1,193,000
  Assam 172,000
  Tripura 46,000
  Nagaland 20,000
  Meghalaya 3,500
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,600
  West Bengal 1,500
  Uttar Pradesh 1,200
  Mizoram 900
  Andhra Pradesh 700
  Delhi 500
  Maharashtra 500
  Rajasthan 400
  Chandigarh 300
  Tamil Nadu 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
1.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
83.27 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.05 %
Unknown
15.51 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Meitei (1,415,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
19,000
Assamese
2,700
Hindi
1,800
Kok Borok
500
English
Primary Language Meitei (1,415,000 speakers)
Language Code mni   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 19,000
  Assamese 2,700
  Hindi 1,800
  Kok Borok 500
  English 10
People Groups Speaking Meitei

Primary Language:  Meitei

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1820-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1984-2022)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Meitei Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible App: Manipuri Bible Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Android Bible app: Meitei YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible App: Manipuri Bible Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Meitei YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Meitei Literacy & Evangelism International
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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